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Mario Soares, Portugal’s ‘Father of Liberty and Democracy’, dies at age 92

Warm tributes are being paid to Mario Soares, Portugal’s former president and prime minister, who has died aged 92. Admitted to hospital on December 13, he had mostly been in a coma since. Soares was a central figure in the country’s return to democracy in the 1970s after decades of rightist dictatorship. Portugal’s current premier Antonio…

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